Friday, August 24, 2012

Getting to Know.. Marlee Matlin

  • Born on this date (August 24) in 1965, she is 47 years old.
  • middle name is "Beth"
  • Grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois near Chicago of Russian Jewish descent
  • Her father was an automobile dealer
  • Became deaf when she was a year and a half old after she suffered a series of fevers, the only person in her family who is deaf
  • Married Burbank police officer Kevin Grandalski in 1993
  • Has four children: Sarah, Brandon, Tyler and Isabelle
  • Won an Oscar for her role as the deaf student in Children of a Lesser God, the only deaf person to win an Acadamy Award
  • Won a Golden Globe award along with two additional nominations, and has four Emmy nominations
  • Played a lawyer on her own TV series, Reasonable Doubt
  • Took the role of a political analyst on The West Wing
  • Plays a character on Showtime’s The ‘L’ Word
  • Attended the Jewish Temple for the Deaf B’nai Shalom located in Skokie
  • Discovered by Henry Winkler
  • Author of two Children’s books
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2009
  • Competed in the 6th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars
  • A finalist on the NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, she came in second place raising a million dollars for her charity, The Starkey Hearing Foundation, the most ever been raised for charity in a single event on any TV show  
  • Her autobiography is titled I'll Scream Later
  • Is currently playing an ongoing role on ABC Family's Switched at Birth

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I KNOW THAT MARLEE MATLING LOVE CHEAP TV STAR OR STUPID STAR. I DO NOT LIKE HER WAY. SHE LIKE SHOW OFF HER ASS OFF AND BIG SNUB RICH HERSELF. GET OUT OF NO MORE TV ACTOR AND NO LONGER. YUCK OLD FART WOMAN AND HER ARM BAGGY WING. SHE ARE BIG WEIRD WOMAN IN THE WORLD.